Sunday, February 06, 2011
It Begins with a Desire
"In his book Great Lent, Fr Alexander Schmemann says that the theme of this Gospel, and how it helps introduce us to the mystery of Lent, is that of desire, for the whole drama of the Gospel begins with Zacchaeus’ desire to see Jesus. In a sense, the whole of our relationship with the Lord begins with desire. If we don’t want to meet Jesus personally, it is likely that we never will. If we don’t want to repent, it is quite certain that we will not. If we do not desire communion with God, with all that this implies, we will never persevere on the journey of faith..." Read more here.
Lent has not yet begun, but we are looking toward it in early February.
Great Lent: Journey to Pascha